Kaas is an exceptionally stunning plateau speckled with dynamic tones of colours of wild flowers. Kaas is a hot-spot of biodiversity due to its unique eco-system and high degree of endemism. It contains important natural habitats that sustain biological diversity of outstanding universal value. Most species seen here need high humidity and abundant water for survival and therefore depend on the monsoon. Just after the first monsoon showers the plants break out of their dormancy and the dry grass plateau turns lush green, and soon spreads out a beautiful carpet of vivid flowers all across.
It is a lateritic plateau at height of around 1213 meter above mean sea level. It is spread over about 1800 hectors of land. More than 600 species of wild flowers bloom in and after monsoon season. This area has been attracting the attention of tourists, botanists and environmentalists over last decade. It is a sensitive hotspot of biodiversity due to its varieties of unique endemic herbs, shrubs and other flora and fauna.
Nature Trip with BRCF
In our nature trip, along with showing wild flowers, our naturalists and field experts will take you to some of the most amazing spots in and around Kaas and Satara. Our nature trip offers you a visit to magnificent waterfalls, monsoon streams, sightings of animals of this area. It is located 25 kms from Satara city and 20 kms from northern part of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. Locally called as 'Kas Pathar' named after a beautiful wild flower Kasa scientifically known as Elaeocarpus glandulosus which blooms in April. Permission from Forest Department is required to visit Kaas. Drinking and use of plastic is prohibited on Kaas. Please respect the serenity and natural sanctity of this place. Join us for this incredible lifetime experience!